Rank and Name, Aviation Machinist’s Mate Third Class Othello Atkinson.
Unit/Placed in, Patrol Bombing Squadron 106 (VB-106), United States Navy.
Othello is born approx. on 15 March 1921 in Arkansas.
Father, Elbert P. Atkinson.
Mother, Lillie M. (Rouse) Atkinson.
Sister(s), Mabel L. Jewell M. Ethel, Aubry, Eunice F. Gladys and Madeline Atkinson.
Brother(s), Lelon, Aubrey P. Burl E. and Odell Atkinson.
Othello enlisted the service Arkansas in with service number # 3469274.
Othello‘s Crew-members on-board the plane a PB4Y were,
Lt. Samuel L. Patella Pilot
Ensign Richard H. Wood
Ensign John C. Mackey
Amm3. John G. Waiden Jr.
Aom3. Argus Winfield Jr.
Amm3. Donald D. Dickey
Art1. Itley D. Winn
Amm3. Othello Atkinson
Amm3. Lloyd E. Hume
Amm3. William E. Lexlon
Othello died on the Mission to Funafuti Island when the plane Crashed in the Ocean on 18 Oct. 1943, he is honored with a Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Othello is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Thanks to, http://navalaviationfoundation.org/ways-to-give/national-flight-log/squadron-flight-log-entry/?id=16
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com